Donald Lev, b. 1936, lives in High Falls, NY, where he continues to publish Home Planet News, the newsprint literary review he and his late wife, the poet Enid Dame, founded in 1979. He attended Hunter College and has worked in the wire rooms of the Daily News and the New York Times. He has been a literary activist in the New York area for decades. Lev hosted WNYC radio’s “Open Poetry” program and has coordinated poetry readings at The Cedar Tavern in Greenwich Village, the Cafe Bookstore in Park Slope, The Day of the Poet in Stone Ridge, and at other venues too numerous to mention. He is the author of twelve collections of poetry, most recently A Very Funny Fellow (NYQ Books, 2012) and Where I Sit (Presa Press, 2015).